Welcome to the Theater of the Young World, welcome to the first inclusive dance and theater festival for young audiences!

Turbo stands for power, speed and drive. Turbo is also brave, powerful, fast. »TURBO« stands for artistic visions, strength and explosive power.

On four exciting festival days we will open the TDJW-curtain for (inter) national guest performances, a piece that has never been performed before, the »TURBO-WERKSTATT«, a workshop for dance and theater experts and the »TDJW-TURBO-DAY« with its inclusive theater club offers and much more.

The festival is a digital and barrier-free theater space in which we can all meet and watch dance and theater pieces by and with artists with disabilities, talk about them, ask loud questions, challenge our viewing habits and let our imaginations flow. We'll see how bodies create their own fuel, how thick fog and a voice create goosebumps. We'll hear a squirrel learn to fly and a nine-piece band produce catchy tunes. We will feel what an onion skin feels like and lettuce leaves fall from the sky.

Through the artistic director and curator Leonie Graf, the encounter of art by and with artists with handicaps and the young audience is the focus of the festival. Invited are pieces that do not deal with the topic of disability, but rather those that can move an audience through their artistic determination, their visionary aesthetics and their rousing force and make sensual experience possible.

TURBO focuses on the current situation and the opportunities of inclusive performing arts in dance and theater for young audiences. Because:

How much TURBO is there in all of us?

First analog, now digital: The pandemic also shook TURBO at times, so we ask for your forbearance that we gradually update and hopefully improve our festival program and the accessibility of the website.

Do you already have questions, suggestions or suggestions for improvement?

We look forward to messages at feedback(at)

    »TURBO« is funded by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung together with the Sparkasse Leipzig and takes place in cooperation with EUCREA - Association of Art and Disability e.V. as part of the project CONNECT and ASSITEJ e.V. in the Federal Republic of Germany.

    The project CONNECT by EUCREA is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation and co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget decided by the Saxon state parliament.

    Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Funding Theater, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, as well as the culture and art ministries of the federal states.